Vehcon Names Tullman, Curling and Corman to Board of Directors
September 4, 2013
CHICAGO, Sep 04, 2013 -- Vehcon, Inc., a connected vehicle services company, today names Howard A. Tullman, Doug Curling, and Jim Corman to its board of directors. The announcement comes the day before Insurance Telematics USA 2013, the prime industry conference for the connected car and usage-based insurance industry held in Chicago this year.
"We created a board with direct expertise in our business: data aggregators, marketers to the automotive services industry, and seasoned advisors to high-growth companies," says Vehcon CEO and co-founder Fred Blumer, who previously co-founded Hughes Telematics in 2006.
Howard Tullman serves as Chairman of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Managing Partner of G2T3V, LLC, and as General Managing Partner of HYDR>BOX, LLC and the Chicago High Tech Investors LLC. He was formerly the Chairman of the Board of The Princeton Review (NYC) and The Cobalt Group (Seattle). He is an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and serves on Chicago Mayor Emanuel's ChicagoNEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils, and Illinois Governor Quinn's Innovation and Arts Councils, as well as Cook County President Preckwinkle's New Media Council. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of The Starter League, Built in Chicago, Hightower Advisors, and several other startups.
Doug Curling is the Founder of Atlanta-based New Kent Capital, and also is a Managing Principal at New Kent Consulting, a business advisory firm comprised of former ChoicePoint executives that works with public and private corporations and private equity firms, providing governance, business development, data acquisition, privacy, FCRA and operational consulting services. Curling is the retired President, COO and Director of ChoicePoint Inc, a NYSE technology and data aggregation company acquired by Reed-Elsevier in late 2008 for more than $4 Billion. Prior to ChoicePoint, Curling held a variety of finance and technology management positions with Equifax, RJR Nabisco, Del Monte and Ernst & Young.
Jim Corman is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Angel Investment Management Group (AIM Group), which provides management services to angel investor networks in the Southeast, and led Vehcon's successful Series A raise earlier this year. After more than 30 years as a serial entrepreneur, primarily in telecom, Corman became an individual angel investor in 1987. Since then he has contributed to nearly 50 early stage companies. An Instructor and Executive in Residence at Auburn University, Corman also founded the Auburn Angel Network in 2011.
The announcement comes the day before the Insurance Telematics USA 2013 conference, at which Blumer is a featured panelist on "Smartphone vs. Dongle: The Battle for the Aftermarket."
About Vehcon, Inc.
Vehcon, Inc. extracts data from vehicles using smartphone technologies, enabling consumers to lower the total cost of vehicle ownership. The company's patent-pending solutions capture predictive data, such as odometer readings and area of operation, and provide a platform for communicating offers from its marketing partners back to the consumer. Founded in 2012 by innovators in vehicle telematics, mobile data analytics and mobile applications, Vehcon, Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. www.vehcon.com.